Current concepts in the treatment of autoimmune pancreatitis

Suresh T. Chari

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Abstract

Autoimmune pancreatitis is a recently described chronic inflammatory disease of the pancreas which appears to be part of a systemic disorder characterized by a lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate in affected organs that is rich in IgG4 positive cells. The inflammatory component of the disease appears to resolve with steroid treatment, though relapses do occur. Here we briefly discuss the role of steroid therapy in the management of autoimmune pancreatitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pancreas
Volume8
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

Keywords

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Pancreatitis
  • Steroids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Hepatology
  • Endocrinology

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